Improv n’ Nations (2015)


From July 20th to 24th, Full Cir­cle is hon­oured to wel­come vis­it­ing Indige­nous per­former and improv artist extra­or­di­naire Robert Vestal of Native Voic­es to Coast Sal­ish Ter­ri­to­ry for a week inten­sive improv train­ing with our Ensem­ble mem­bers, Alum­ni and spe­cial guests Coy­ote Broth­ers  (Van­cou­ver’s local Abo­rig­i­nal improv team).

Improv n’ Nations activ­i­ties also include our next two Indi­an Acts — so come on out! Guar­an­teed to be fast, fun­ny and furi­ous! Open to the pub­lic- all welcome!

Please RSVP by email: Kwasuun@fullcircle.ca or call the Full Cir­cle Office  604–683-0497

Improv n’ Nations Community Class

WHERE: Full Cir­cle Office, 1577 W. Geor­gia St. Vancouver

WHEN: Thurs­day July 23rd, 6pm-9pm, Improv expert Robert Vestal will join with the hilar­i­ous­ly tal­ent­ed Coy­ote Broth­ers (Sam Bob, Duane Howard, Cur­tis Talon Ahenakew for a com­mu­ni­ty class of cre­ative comedy.

Improv n’ Nations Showcase Night & BBQ Feast

WHERE: Full Cir­cle Office, 1577 w. Geor­gia St. Vancouver

WHEN:  Fri­day July 24th 5:30pm BBQ Feast & 7:30pm Improv ‘n’ Nations show­case — stu­dents show off their new skil­lz to the pub­lic, come join us for an evening of good food, great peo­ple and guar­an­teed laugh­ter! A sug­gest­ed $10 dona­tion to off­set the cost of BBQ is much appreciated.

BIOS

Native Voic­es at the Autry in Los Ange­les Cal­i­for­nia is the coun­try’s only Equi­ty the­atre com­pa­ny ded­i­cat­ed exclu­sive­ly to pro­duc­ing new works by Native Amer­i­can, Alas­ka Native, and First Nations play­wrights. The com­pa­ny has been hailed by crit­ics as “a vir­tu­al Who’s Who of Amer­i­can Indi­an the­atre artists,” “a hotbed for con­tem­po­rary Native the­atre,” “deeply com­pelling,” and “a pow­er­ful and elo­quent voice.”

Robert Vestal (Chero­kee) has been an actor for almost 20 years and has been a part of Native Voic­es since 2002. He also writes and directs and was on ER once. Vestal co-found­ed the Native Amer­i­can com­e­dy troupe The Mayflower Wel­com­ing Committee.

Coy­ote Bros was cre­at­ed by Sam Bob, Duane Howard and Cur­tis Talon Ahenakew back in ear­ly 2000, since then they have cre­at­ed com­e­dy gigs for numer­ous con­fer­ences and shows that were born out of improv. They would improv ideas, rehearse them and per­form them. They have per­formed at many fes­ti­vals around BC, includ­ing the Talk­ing stick Fes­ti­val. Duane and Cur­tis cre­at­ed free com­mu­ni­ty act­ing class­es at the Van­cou­ver Abo­rig­i­nal Friend­ship Cen­ter in 2005 and since then have taught numer­ous improv and act­ing class­es to inter­est­ed indi­vid­u­als from all walks of life.